Cameo Theater

328 West Federal Street,
Youngstown, OH 44503

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Cameo Theater

The Cameo Theater was the sister theater to the State Theater, and specialized in “B” films, serials and cartoons. This little theater only lasted 10 years (it was listed as ‘Closed’ in 1943) and turned into retail stores before being demolished.

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wolfgirl500
wolfgirl500 on February 11, 2015 at 9:09 am

Unlike it’s sister, the Cameo was a nondiscript theater with no remarkable features, but the same could be said for most of the downtown theaters that came and went, for the only true movie palaces were the Warner, the Keith Albee Palace, the Grand Opera House, the State, and the Park Theatre.

paulnelson
paulnelson on February 11, 2015 at 9:22 am

Nice exterior and marquee. Looks very elegant and stylish. Much more than the present average new theatre or multiplex.

wolfgirl500
wolfgirl500 on February 18, 2015 at 5:59 pm

This theater may have had a nice marquee, but the interior certainly was not either elegant or stylish. like most other small theaters in a city that had many, it was as nondescript as it could be. It wasn’t meant to be elegant. I don’t know how much you know about Youngstown’s downtown theaters Paul, but the only “elegant” downtown theaters were the Warner; State; Liberty/Paramount; and Palace … the big four, and for those who are older the fifth was the Park Theatre prior to 1948.

wolfgirl500
wolfgirl500 on March 8, 2015 at 11:29 am

In one of their newspaper ads the theater was reported to be part of the Paramount-Publix chain of theaters.

thom5340
thom5340 on December 5, 2015 at 9:56 am

The Cameo (Ohio) Theatre had a George Kilgen & Sons 2 manual, 4 rank Theatre Organ, Opus 3909, Style UO9. It was purchased for the sum of $4267.00. I have the *‘ Vox Humana rank of pipes and chest from this organ.

Wolfgirl500 – I would like to talk to you about the Youngstown theatres!

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